Tag: Rome

Ludi Romani

In Rome the Ludi Romani were celebrated from September 5th to the 19th. This two-week festival was the oldest games and were established to celebrated Jupiter Optimus Maximus. In the midst of the festival, on the 13th, a feast is held in honor of the triad of Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva. On that day in…

Lemures and Lemuria

Originally posted on Neptune's Dolphins:
? the Mundus (Opening to the Underworld) ? During the Lemuria (the feast of the Lemures), the Lemures try to find a home among the living. Some want to have a proper burial or justice be administered for their wrongful death. Others want a family to adopt Them, and…

Cerialia

So, we are in the midst of the the ancient Roman festival for Ceres. This festival in Rome usually lasted about a week, but I’ll probably be doing my ritual on the 19th, since Ovid mentions that as being the day that people who lived in the Roman country would worship Her. (Us farmers can’t…

Selections from “365 Goddess”

March 25 Hilaria (Rome) Cybele Themes: Love; Health; Humor; Victory; Strength; Relationships Symbols: Pine; Meteorite Stone; Key About Cybele: A black stone that personified this Roman earth goddess is credited with a successful battle against Hannibal. It this strength, especially in difficult relationships, that Cybelle augments in us as this month draws to a close.…

Household Worship: My Lararium

The most sacred, the most hallowed place on earth is the home of each and every citizen.  There are his sacred hearth and his household gods, there the very centre of his worship, religion, and domestic ritual. -Cicero, De Domo Sua 41, 109 This is a tiny cabin; there is not a lot of wall…

Info About Saturnalia From “Classical Living”

The following is selections about Saturnalia from the December chapter of Classical Living: Reconnecting with the Rituals of Ancient Rome: Myths, Gods, Goddesses, Celebrations, and Rites for Every Month of the Year by Frances Bernstein, Ph.D. Saturnalia, of course, is the origins of many of the traditions that are continued today in the Christmas season.…

Round-Up of Interesting Links

One sex-crazed Galapagos tortoise fathers 800, saves species Pet Loss and Disenfranchised Grief So Many Pets Survived Hurricane Matthew Because Shelters Took in their Whole Familes, instead of Turning Away Animals Hair of the Ancient Romans Judge in Argentina Rules that Chimpanzees Have Rights Historic First Achievements this Election Day How to Build Houses for…